Oxford County Community Drug & Alcohol Strategy

Excerpt: “On behalf of the Oxford County Drug and Alcohol Strategy Steering Committee, I am pleased to present the Oxford County Community Drug and Alcohol Strategy. This Strategy is the product of extensive consultation and reflects the contributions and input of a wide range of community stakeholders who brought their insights and expertise to bear on the issue of reducing problematic substance-use and related harms.”

 

Download full PDF document.

Keep Your Bones Strong

Learn: 

  • About Osteoporosis
  • Eating Well for Strong Bones
  • Fall Prevention Techniques
  • Appropriate Exercises
  • Medication Education

Join :

  • Angela – Physiotherapist
  • Tina – Nurse Practitioner
  • Angie – Dietitian

All of our community programs are open to anyone living in Oxford County.

When: Attend both sessions, January 21 and 28 2019

Time: 1:30—3:00 pm both days

Where:  Oxford County Community Health Centre, 35 Metcalf Street Woodstock

To register call Angela at 519-539-1111 ext. 227

Click here to download PDF Poster.

Planning Ahead; Your Health Care Options Over the Holidays

Non-emergency medical assistance.
First call your family doctor, nurse practitioner or their on-call service.
If not available, consider visiting a walk-in clinic or urgent care
centre.

Health-related advice from a Registered Nurse 24/7.
Call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000.

Serious medical injuries and conditions.
Call 911 or go to an Emergency Department.

 

Want to find out more?

Visit southwesthealthline.ca to find out what’s open including:
● Walk-in clinics

● Crisis intervention assistance

● Pharmacies

● Urgent care centres

 

Click here to download PDF poster.

BACK To Movement

Come join us for floor based YOGA exercises that will help strengthen your back and improve daily function. Learn how to use breathing practices to manage your back pain.

Angela Rizzo, physiotherapist and Jenilee, social worker and certified yoga instructor will be guiding the exercise group.

 

When: Thursdays, Jan. 17, 2019– Mar 7, 2019
Time: 10:30-11:30
Where: Oxford County Community Health Centre 35 Metcalf Street Woodstock

To Register: Contact Angela Rizzo, at 519-539-1111 ext. 227.

Click here to download the poster.

Volunteer Drivers Needed

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED

For our wheelchair accessible, 9 passenger bus

 

Are you a retired professional driver or someone who enjoys driving?

We need drivers to transport clients to medical / health care appointments safely

Weekday & day time hours

Requirements include: valid G license and liability insurance; clean driver abstract and vulnerable sector police clearance.

You can expect to drive locally and to locations outside of Oxford County

Call:  519-539-1111 Ext. 210 (Linda) Or 519-539-1111 Ext. 214 (Christina)

Holiday Lunch

Join us for our 6th Annual Every One Matters Lunch!

Holiday Lunch 2018 - Friday, December 14th from 11:30am to 1:00 pm @ Unifor Hall, 126 Beale Street. Free admission! Contact Katelyn 519-539-1111 ext. 238 or e-mail kelliott@oxchc.ca to register. Seating limited.

Holiday Lunch 2018 – Friday, December 14th from 11:30am to 1:00 pm @ Unifor Hall, 126 Beale Street. Free admission! Contact Katelyn 519-539-1111 ext. 238 or e-mail kelliott@oxchc.ca to register. Seating limited.

Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week

Add your voice in support of mental health and addictions care

Ontarians are raising their voices in support of mental health and addictions care.
Thousands of Ontarians have added their name to a petition calling for mental health and addictions care to receive equal funding to physical care. The petition is part of the Erase the Difference campaign, spearheaded by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division. It’s been launched in the lead up to the June 7th provincial election.

Mental health and addictions services in Ontario remain chronically underfunded compared to other parts of the health system. Without regular and ongoing investment into the system, people coming forward to seek help can end up languishing while they wait for service.

Ontario currently devotes $3.5 billion of a total $54-billion health budget to mental health and addictions. This means that the mental health and addictions share of the health budget is 6.5 per cent. In 1979, it was 11.3 per cent.

Join thousands of Ontarians in letting provincial candidates know that it’s time to #erasethedifference and fund mental health and addictions care the same as physical health care. Visit erasethedifference.ca and sign the petition.

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National Pharmacare

According to comprehensive national research, nearly 1 out of every 4 Canadians says they or someone in their household can’t afford their prescription drugs. Many are splitting pills and skipping doses to make the medicine go further. Many others are not renewing or even filling prescriptions to begin with due to the high costs of medications. Canadians also pay dramatically more for prescription medications than most other industrialized countries and Canada is the only country with a universal healthcare system which does not also include universal access to prescription drugs.

Canada’s Community Health Centres applaud the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health’s formal recommendation for the federal government to implement a single-payer, universal prescription drug plan for Canadians. The recommendation comes in the Committee’s report Pharmacare Now: Prescription Medicine Coverage for all Canadians, tabled yesterday in the House of Commons.

View the CACHC news release.

 

 

 

 

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Great Programs in April

Have you heard?  There are some great programs coming up in April.

Sign up today for:

  • Laughter Yoga – Every Friday in April and May – from 11 to noon
  • Fab-U-Lous – Wednesday, April 11 – from 5 to 8pm
  • Zentangle – Tuesday, April 24 – from 10 to noon and 1:30 to 4

Contact us today to register.